Re: Congratulations to Arrington
posted at 9/9/2013 11:40 AM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
Don't bother, all those you complained incessantly about the contract the Pats gave him will not step up and give him any props.
They will wait till he has his down moments or bad game, and he will, just like every player, and then come out and pounce.
I hated the contract and still don't think it was all that great but Arrington had a great game. I'm hoping he can make me eat my words all season long but he does tend to have games like this where he looks all pro then he has games where Cole looks like the better option. Again I hope he makes me look completely stupid but I want to see consistency through the entire season before I call it a good contract
BTW there some irony in you last statement after just one good game you comeout and "pounce". Wait a couple of games and if he can keep it up by all means I give you full permission to jump all over me and say whatever you like
I guess that is true. ..but you are not generally one who will be afraid to give credit or critisize when it goes against something you have said prior. I agree it is just one game and also said he will undoubtedly have a poor game, at least perception wise to us fans. Besides, I did not name any names in my staement. It was a generalization.
Really one of the very few things we even think differently on is FA anyway.
You really like them to go after guys who seem to have some sort of positive reputation or were once a starter for some other team. ...and comes across that you never assume there are any valid reasons why the Pats should not. That is just my perception of it, could be completely wrong.
When the Pats don't do it. I simply assume the following.
1) If the player is so good then why is the team that currently has him employed letting him go?
a) Do they think he really is not as good as fans think he is?
b) Do they think he is ok but not worth what he thinks he is worth and wants?
2)If the Pats are not interested?
a) Do they not think he is worth what he is asking or wants?
b) Do they think the player is not as good as what they currently have on the roster, if if fans think differently?
c) Do they think it would be a lateral move so what is the point, the guy/s they have know the system as much/little as the new guy would or know it far better than he would?
d) Over the years BB has had to game play against said player many times and is intimately familiar with said players strengths and weaknesses and feels the players weakness would not fit well within his systems?
So when you sometimes say I can't believe they did not go get play x. I sometimes will wonder as well but then just assume it falls into one or more of the above reasons.
As far as Arringtons contract I always assumed that the decent contract amount was tied to his overall value not just as a pretty good nickel CB but the fact he is one to the best ST players on the team AND he is such a good tackler on defense in run support. Considering BB defense is predicated on stoppping the run first it seemed a fair guess that the cumulative value of those three things landed him his deal. Just my best educated guess.
...and yes it was more than I expected as well.